do an injustice to (someone or something)

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of do an injustice to (someone or something)

: to treat (someone or something) in an unfair way
  • The weak punishment does an injustice to the criminal's victims.

Word by Word Definitions

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

injustice play
  1. : absence of justice : violation of right or of the rights of another : unfairness

  2. : an unjust act : wrong

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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